Spending a long day at home while you are away can be tough on your dog. It can be lonely and boring, especially for an active, younger dog. If your dog is spending 8 plus hours a day, home alone, you may want to consider these top 5 reasons to hire a dog walker.
Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Dog Walker
The most important reason to hire a dog walker is to allow your dog a break in the day to eliminate. Spending hours without a potty break is quite uncomfortable for your dog. Although some dogs can hold it for hours, it’s not healthy for your dog. Try it and see if you can go all day without a break. It is not pleasant.
Hiring a dog walker provides your dog with daily exercise. If you are working long hours, chances are your dog is not getting enough exercise on a daily basis. After a long day of work and household chores and errands, getting the dog out can be a difficult task.
3. Mental Stimulation
Daily walks for your dog provide more than just exercise. Daily walks allow your dog to explore the outside world through sight, scent, and sound. This mental stimulation is necessary for your dog to lead a healthy, happy life. Being inside all day or confined to a fenced in back yard doesn’t provide your dog with adequate stimulation which could result in unwanted behaviors such as chewing, digging, barking, or destroying furniture.
Hiring a dog walker helps your dog become more social. Walks around the neighborhood provide and excellent way for your dog to see other dogs & cats as well as neighbors. A social dog is much happier and better behaved.
Not only does hiring a dog walker provide you with peace of mind, it is also convenient. Although you know your dog could use a lunch time break, it is often not feasible for you to rush home on your lunch break to let the dog out. This rushes both you and your dog and is not enjoyable for either.
There may also be times when you have to work late or run errands after work. Having someone come every day will ease your mind knowing your dog will be taken care of. Hiring a dog walker is a huge benefit to your dog but to you as well saving you time and relieving guilt.
Does your dog need a dog walker?
Best in Pet Services provides professional dog walking and pet sitting. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule your dog walker or pet sitter. Our service area includes Beaver, New Brighton, Monaca, Rochester, and Beaver Falls, and some surrounding areas.